I am shocked by what most people believe are healthy foods.
As a health conscious Specialist, I decided to go to the grocery store and see what people are purchasing and asked a few in the checkout line if they thought their choices were really healthy.
I know this was a tad rude but my heart was in the right place- after all I care about people and want them to be healthy.
However, a quick look in their cart revealed the following poor choices;
– Low Fat and Fat Free Foods
These are generally “bad” because any “healthy” fats have are typically replaced with fattening sugar and processed garbage.
Anytime you see “low-fat” or “fat-free” on a packaging it’s a red flag for a highly processed product that is probably loaded with sugar.
Swap out for full fat real foods like organic cottage cheese, grass fed raw cheese, and unflavored Greek yogurt.
– Over the counter Salad Dressings
Most are loaded with unhealthy ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, inflammatory oils, and even trans fats.
Swap for apple cider vinegar with real olive oil.
– Whole wheat bread
Has been shown to spike your insulin just as much as white bread.
There are also a few studies showing that today’s modern wheat can potentially cause inflammation and increased cholesterol levels[1,2].
Swap for Ezekiel 4:9 bread from Food For Life®.
– Breakfast cereals
These pretty much all suck and are typically packed with sugar, refined carbs, and chemicals.
Swap for steal cut oats (throw in some protein powder and raw nut butter with a little stevia—YUM).
Highly over rated due to being processed and loaded with unhealthy sugars and oils.
Swap for Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Cereal from Food for Life®.
– Roasted Nuts
Although raw nuts are one of the healthiest foods on the planet, roasted nuts are a totally different story because most of them contain sugar, corn syrup, and unhealthy oils.
Also, the roasting process destroys the benefits of the healthy fats found in nuts.
Swap for raw nuts instead. You’ll know because the only thing you’ll see on the label will be the name of the nut itself.
– Fruit Juices
MOST fruit juices don’t even contain REAL fruit.
Even if they do have some real fruit, all the fiber has been removed leaving nothing left other than liquid sugar.
There are a few rare exceptions, like swapping fresh squeezed non- pasteurized grapefruit juice (shown to improve insulin sensitivity), but
95% of all fruit juices are terrible for your health and belly fat.
EVERY single one of these so-called “diet foods” can cause chronic inflammation that destroys your health and robs you of your youth.
Remember, REAL FOOD doesn’t need a label because there should be only ONE ingredient… the food itself.
However, it’s not always easy to get your daily 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables in, which is why most people turn to these convenient (yet very unhealthy) choices.
On the Diamond Guru MacroNutrient program, you get all the servings of fruit, vegetables, lean protein, healthy fats and starch you need to have a balanced, healthy diet. ALL clients receive PERSONALIZED menus and CUSTOMIZED exercise that you can do right at your local grocery store and from the comfort of your own home.